All ELP programs will be taught through remote (online) instruction through the Fall of 2020. We are excited to offer our engaging courses and opportunities for extracurricular activities online. Learn more here.

Sheila Mayne

Language Specialist

What Ms. Mayne does: Her work mostly entails giving English language instruction; however, she also mentors and supervises fellow language instructors, as well as coordinates the summer IAS program.

Experience: She has been teaching English as a second and foreign language for 25+ years. She has also coordinated a number of ELP programs: Conversation and Culture (C&C); Fulbright; the Summer Institute for English Language Educators from South Africa (SIELE); and the Institute for Academic Studies (IAS). Ms. Mayne has presented at national and international conferences, giving workshops for ESL/EFL educators in the US, Canada, Mexico, Spain, the UAE, and Hong Kong. 

Travels: She was on the faculties of San Jose State University, CA; the National University of the United Arab Emirates; and the Universidad de Monterrey, Mexico. She also worked as summer adjunct faculty for Korea University, Seoul, Korea; and Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan. Besides these teaching experiences, she has worked and traveled in West Africa, particularly in Mali; parts of East Asia, Cambodia and Thailand; Israel; and China.

M.A. in Linguistics/TESOL, San Jose State University
B.A. in Sociology, University of Colorado

Talk to Ms. Mayne about: Essay writing & writing for academic purposes; reading of academic papers and of literature; grammar; ITA training for classroom teaching; content-based language instruction; local tree-planting and organic gardening.